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Farewell Instacast

Instacast, the popular podcast client for iOS and Mac, is no more. Having run out of funds, developer Vemedio is closing up shop, according to a statement sent to paid subscribers. Vemedio says that it will keep its servers running for as long as possible to maintain existing functionality. We covered the iOS version in “Five Alternatives to Apple’s Podcasts App,” 22 December 2012 and the subsequent Mac version in “Instacast for Mac Fills the Desktop Podcatcher Gap,” 31 May 2013.

Thankfully, Instacast isn’t the only kid on the block. Here are some alternatives to consider:

I also recommend reading Julio Ojeda-Zapata’s recent roundup, “Mac Podcast Client Showdown: Native Clients vs. Web Apps” (5 January 2015), which compares a number of these apps.

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